The more popular programs are MSN, Yahoo!, and AOL, but some countries have their own specific instant- messaging software. (For more on Twitter, check out the Ultimate Guide for Everything Twitter: www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/03/ the-ultimate-guide-for-everything-twitter/.) IM Uses According to an informal survey that was conducted in October 2008, few international education offices are taking advantage of instant- messaging services. Some of the innovative ways education abroad advisers can use instant messaging include using them to save time and answer students questions without them having to make an appointment or stop by the office and to also answer students' questions as they are looking at materials.
Instant Connections Mandy Reinig; Penny Schouten International Educator; Nov/Dec 2009; 18, 6; Docstoc pg. 46 Reproduced with permiss
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